Rice prices in North Korea’s North Hamkyung
and Yangkang Provinces have dropped despite general stability in market prices
around the country. This is l..
The North Korean authorities have ordered the
deployment of inspection teams along its borders to tighten surveillance and stamp
out people’s attempts to escape the country..
Pyongyang has boosted inspections and
surveillance not only in the areas that border China but also further inland after it detained two South Koreans, Kim Gook Gi and Ch..
Information from inside sources indicates
that North Korean authorities did not distribute special rations for Kim Il
Sung's Birthday celebrations on April 15th. Middle-..
While the North Korean authorities continue
to push the bunjo [cooperative farm production unit] system,
residents, on the other hand, are largely focusing on cul..
Kim Jong Eun has banned Chinese businesspeople involved in trading with North Korea from entering the country on the grounds
they are extracting confidential information a..
Korea’s new affluent middle-class, the donju, are expanding their operations
into the mining industry, bribing Party cadres to acquire mining and mineral
With the increased use of the Chinese yuan
and U.S. dollar within North Korea, the local currency is considered much less
valuable by many, including young children, espe..
In a bid to strengthen regulation on its
citizens’ mobility, specifically from accessing border regions, Ministry of
People’s Security units in every region have deployed..
With the increasing popularity of mobile
phones throughout North Korea, residents in the country are following the popular international trend of taking “selfies,” or a pho..